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Commanders shoot selves with seven errors

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Ezell-Harding took advantage of seven Friendship Christian errors in a 6-3 Eagle victory in East-Middle District 1-A baseball at FCS.

The Eagles scored three runs in the third inning, one in the fifth and two in the seventh against Marshall Taylor, who allowed just two earned runs on 10 hits in a complete-game outing.

The Commanders cut the margin in half with all of their runs in the bottom of the seventh on RBI doubles by Colton Gaines and Eli Hunt and a run-scoring single by Cody Walker. Gaines and Jackson Vance each had two hits and Jacob Self one as Friendship finished with seven hits in falling to 9-12 for the season and 5-2 in the district.

Friendship will visit DeKalb County at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

Eight-run first buries Blue Devils

WINCHESTER — Franklin County spotted Lebanon a first-inning run before getting eight in the bottom half of the frame as the Rebels rolled to a 12-2 triumph Saturday afternoon at Gambel Stadium.

Three pitchers combined to hold Lebanon to one hit – a third-inning single by Dawson Hamilton. Hamilton reached on a first-inning error to give the Blue Devils a quick 1-0 lead.

But Franklin County poured eight across the plate in the bottom of the inning against Zane Potter, who recorded just two out while allowing only three hits.

Zac Smith drove in three Franklin County runs and Joe McNeil two as each had three hits. Whitson Moore and Michael Liggett each had two RBI on as many hits. Smith, Moore, Liggett and Colton Clark doubled as the Rebels racked up 13 hits off Potter, Connor Harris and Tristan Warden.

Franklin County committed six errors. The Blue Devils scored their other run in the third inning as they dropped to 8-13.

Lebanon is scheduled to travel to Wilson Central at 5 p.m. tonight for the first of a two-game home-and-home District 9-AAA South Series.

Hubbuch homers twice to power Central

MANCHESTER — North Alabama-commitment Kyle Hubbuch homered twice Saturday to power Wilson Central past Coffee County 9-2.

Hubbuch homered to open the fourth inning to tie the game 1-1. He hit a breaking pitch over the fence in the fifth for a 3-1 lead, giving him four home runs this season.

Malone Smith and Ben Spradley each drove in two Wildcat runs on two hits as the visitors left town 9-11 for the season.

Kyle Schmitt pitched the first four innings for the win, allowing a run on five hits. Dalton McCorkle worked two innings and Robbie Vitolins the seventh to complte a seven-hitter.

Central smashed 16 hits for the game and put the Red Raiders away with five in the seventh.

The Wildcats are scheduled to play host to Lebanon at 5 p.m. tonight in the opener of a home-and-home District 9-AAA South series.

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